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This course will cover adolescent medical, social and mental health problems, the approach to the adolescent patient and provision of medical services for adolescents including transitional care. A particular focus will be on the sexual and mental health of adolescents.

Specific topics will include- ethical dilemmas and adolescent sexual health, common adolescent gynaecological problems for paediatricians, eating disorders in adolescents, detection of adolescent mental health problems for paediatricians (and GPs and other health professionals), how to set up an adolescent service, the adolescent with disability and causes and consequences of adolescent vulnerability.

The course is part of a range of short courses spread throughout the academic year which are available both to students who are enrolled on the MSc in paediatrics and child health and as stand-alone CPD accredited programmes for all healthcare professionals. The courses are offered in line with level 3 of the RCPCH curriculum.

Fees:
£395 for doctors
£300 nurses and AHPs
10% discount for ISSOP members

 

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